NASW-NYS Chapter Elections

The New York State Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers is pleased to announce the candidacy of the following members for the positions indicated. The NASW-NYS Chapter's Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification has certified that the slate meets all the requirements of the bylaws.

President-Elect (3-YEAR TERM, 2023-2026)
Warren Graham
Gerald Myers

Secretary (2-YEAR TERM, 2023-2025)
Christina Lesyk

MSW Representative (1-YEAR TERM, 2023-2024)
Kelly B. Madden
Marlene C. Patti
Melissa Torregrossa

Mohawk Valley Division Director (2-YEAR TERM, 2023-2025)
Hillary Forbes

Nassau Division Director (2-YEAR TERM, 2023-2025)
Kari Tabag

Delegate Assembly (3-YEAR TERM, 2022-2025)
Sunny Maguire

The Preliminary Slate was announced on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Members wishing to have their name added to the ballot by petition have 21 days from the date of this email to submit a petition to the Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CNLI) at A successful petition for a Board position must include the signature and the printed legal names of 5% of the most recent update of the Chapter’s membership provided by the National Office. Please contact NASW-NYS at to learn more about the petition process

Chapter Nominations & Leadership Identification (CNLI) Committee

CNLI Central Division Representative
Najah Zaaeed

CNLI Mohawk Valley Division Representative

CNLI Northeast Division Representative
Barry Davis, Martha Schultz

CNLI Hudson Valley Division Representative
Jackie Muller, Mark Goodwin

CNLI Westchester Division Representative
Veera Mookerjee (Chair)

CNLI Nassau Division Representative
Victoria Avia Edwards

CNLI Suffolk Division Representative

Submit inquiries to NASW-NYS Amelia Lochner Malavé at